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for abortion advocates. the home school legal defense association rallied parents claiming it was a threat to home schooling in the united states. again, just claims. no actual facts. here's democratic senator chris coons of delaware on the last home school claim. >> they have succeeded in scaring the parents who home schooled their children all over this country. my own office has gotten dozens of calls and letters demanding that i vote against this convention as a matter of international law and as a matter of u.s. law. this convention does nothing. does nothing to change the home schooling of children in america. >> he gave that speech on the senate floor just before the vote. senator mike lee of utah was 1 of the 38 republicans who voted against the u.n. treaty. he agreed to talk us to tonight. he's a constitutional lawyer, was a law clerk for justice alito. we spoke a short time ago. senator, you said this treaty will somehow change u.s. law or could change u.s. law. former republican attorney general dick thornburgh who helped negotiate this treaty on behalf of president george bush
some vowing to support the treaty voted no. one was the home school legal defense association. the hslda, the powerful lobby group around the country whose leader you're about to meet. they had some very strong things to say about the treaty, but the notion was basically this. if it were to pass, they said, the u.n. treaty would somehow let the u.n. mandate how parents of disabled kids in america cared for their children. americans -- among the senators echoing that center is mike lee of utah. keeping them honest, though, when i asked him to specify how this u.n. influence might manifest itself, here's the answer he gave. >> can you name any other u.n. treaty that has forced changes in u.s. law? >> i didn't come prepared to cite supreme court precedent on this point but it's a well -- >> what you're saying is hypothetical. you're using a bunch of hypotheticals saying this is going to force abortion rights for disabled people overseas. i mean, some groups are saying children with glasses are going be taken from their parents. you're using all these very scary hypotheticals. you
would you do to attack them? do you know where they are? how will you get that past syrian air defenses? there is a lot we know, there is growing concern by the hour in the region. because, if the syrians use these kinds of weapons on their own people, catastrophic. but the plume clouds can cross borders. terrorists can get ahold of this material. and it just doesn't get more serious than this. >> bob, you have been looking to how catastrophic these weapons can be. >> anderson, look at it this way. a 122 mm artillery round landing in the city will kill 18 to 20,000 people. >> one round? >> one round. you could take out a city a third of the city in the first couple of hours. this is a highly toxic liquid. it is a persistent a gent and completely deadly. if in fact they mixed the agent, it doesn't do you good to bomb these sites. if they are sitting in cities or near cities, it will have the same amount of damage. if you take the rounds and put it on the arartillery, you can fire it into anywhere that you want. there are all sorts of disaster situations. they are remote, but still a poss
precisely where they are? how would you get it past air defenses? israel, turkey, jordan, neighboring countries, their intelligence services also working this problem around the clock. there is a lot we know. there is growing concern by the hour, in the region, because if the syrians use these kind of weapons against their own people, catastrophic. but if they also use them, these weapons, the presume clouds, if you will, can cross borders, terrorists could get ahold of this kind of material if it's now out of secure locations and take it across borders into israel, jordan or turkey. it just doesn't get more serious than this. >> bob, you've been looking into how catastrophic these weapons could be. >> anderson, look at it this way, 122-millimeter artillery round with mixed serin landing in the middle of a city will immediately kill 18 to 20,000 people, and that's in the first seconds. >> one round? >> one round. and the dispersion on that could be -- depends on the wind, but you could take out a city like homs. you could take out a third of the city in the first couple hours. anderso
, the president, the vice president, the defense minister are in a room trying to figure out that question whether or not it was a success. but i think this would have taken the president and many of the officials by surprise considering just two days ago north korea said it was having technical issues. so i don't think anybody within south korea really expected this launch to happen so soon. especially when you consider they actually extended their launch window. they said their launch window would go until the 29th of december just to give themselves a about it more time, then suddenly they launched it this morning. this would have taken many officials by surprise. anderson. >> when it's launched, where is it -- i mean -- pointed toward? is it supposed to just go out to sea? >> well, it's basically launched from the west coast of the country, the, so ohei launch station. but trajectory, if it's a success and stays on that flight path it's supposed to, would be over open water. it wouldn't be actually traveling over any territory at all. and north korea was quite specific about this back on decem
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